As our country reacts to the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, to feelings of justice and relief, and to the anxiety of unrest, we pray for the city of Minneapolis, for those involved in the trial, and for peace and healing. Our Synod continues to work for racial justice and is committed to addressing systems that oppress and diminish life. We invite you to participate in virtual prayer in support of the city of Minneapolis. Learn more:

Gracious and holy God, lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth. Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.